What threatens democracy and what might be done to revive it?


06-02-2020
Poster promoting Michael Ignatieff talk on the future of democracy 12 Feb 2020

Following the successful recent launch of the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Future of Democracy at the Bennett Institute, there will be a follow-up event, with Michael Ignatieff talking on the future of democracy, on Wednesday 12 February.

Michael Ignatieff  talks about his life in politics and his hopes and fears for the future of democracy at the Babbage Lecture Theatre, with drinks at the Whale Café afterwards.

David Runciman talks to the writer, academic, politician and current head of the Central European University Michael Ignatieff about his life in politics and his hopes and fears for the future of democracy. From his experiences running to be Canadian prime minister to his recent battles with Victor Orban in Hungary over the fate of the CEU, from the rise of China to the threat of climate change, from Trump to Johnson and beyond, a wide-ranging conversation about what threatens democracy and what might be done to revive it.

This event is one of a series to launch Cambridge University’s new Centre for the Future of Democracy, (exploring the challenges and opportunities faced by democratic politics over the coming century).

Brought to you in conjunction with the Cambridge Literary Festival and the Talking Politics podcast. The event is free, but Eventbrite booking here is essential.

Everyone welcome.

5.15 entry for 5.30 start – 6.45 pm followed by drinks reception 6.45 – 7.45 pm

Please arrive promptly - seats allocated on a first come first come first served basis on the night.

 

The University of Cambridge is acknowledged as one of the world's leading higher education and research institutions. The University was instrumental in the formation of the Cambridge Network and its Vice- Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, is also the President of the Cambridge Network.

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